Monday, December 31, 2012

Mojo Monday - The Blog - Mojo Monday 274

This is the card I submitted  for Mojo Monday-274 this week.

For this card I used:

Pool Party C/S  #122924

Real Red C/S  #102482

More Amore Specialty Designer Paper(from new Spring Mini Catalog 2013)

Very Vanilla C/#101650

Silver Glimmer paper #124005

Pool Party ribbon  (from Celebration catalog 2013)

Scallop Edge Punch  #119882

Silver wire string rib (found at local craft store)

Petals-a-Plenty Embossing folder#116824

Paper piercing tool #126189   Mat  #126199

Frost White Shimmer Paint  #116854     

Large Pearl Basic Jewels  #125577 

Dazzling Details  #124117 


Mojo Monday - The Blog - Mojo Monday 274

Happy Monday mojo friends, it is circle or square week and this weeks sketch was created by Carole Burrage.  It is a fun and easy sketch, perhaps you will create a card for both the circle and square!  The mojo makers would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year..have fun and be safe!  We thank you for playing along with us each week, we look forward to 2013 and a year full of mojo sketches!  
To play along, just make a project using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Then leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your Mojo post and not just your blog. 
If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword MOJO274. Verve stamps are NOT required to participate, and you can enter as many times as you want.  As always, if you don't have a particular shape, feel free to substitute.
There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time, but I will close the linking form on Sunday night, January 6 at 8:00pm (Mountain). That way there's no confusion which linky is the current one. If you upload to online galleries, please use keyword/tag MOJO274.
For inspiration using this week's sketch, please visit our design team's blogs, which are the first 7 thumbnails on this week's linky list:

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Valentines entry for Mojo Monday

Mojo Monday 273 entry
This is my Mojo Monday enter for this week. I have been thinking about my Valentines class and that's why I chose Valentines Day.  This was a fun card to make.  Here's what I used:
Real Red c/s #102482    marker  #100052
Regal Rose c/s  #105130  (not sold separately)
Pretty in Pink c/s  #100459  marker  #100045
Whisper White c/s #100730
Gumball Green c/s #126840  (not sold separately)
Daffodil Delight c/s #119683  marker  #119677
More Mustard marker (not sold separately) 
Soft Suede marker  (not sold separately) 
Red Glimmer paper  #121790
Dazzling Details  #124117
You Are Loved stamp set  #123777(w) #123779 (c)
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder  #120175
Pearl Basic jewels  #119246 
Small Heart punch  #117193
Owl Builder punch  #118074
Blossom Petals Builder punch  #121808
Bird Builder punch  #117191
Full Heart Punch  #119883
Big Shot Die-Cutting machine  #113439
Hearts Collection Framelits  #125599
Pretty in Pink ribbon
 MDS 2+

The center heart was cut with the Heart Collection Framelits and this is what I used the markers on.  After it thoroughly dried I used the Dazzling Detail on the center to make it extra sparkly.  The heart flowers were made with the small heart punch and the small heart on the owl punch.  The leaves were made with the Blossom Petals punch and I ran it through a crimper for the vine like petals.  I used my MDS 2+ to make the "Happy Valentines Day" and then punched it out with the Full Heart punch.  I ran the background paper through the Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder to give it dimension  and the beauty it deserves to be a Special Valentines Card.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. 

And to All a Goodnight

It's hard for me to believe that another Christmas is gone and we are off to a New Year.  It's hard for me to take down my decorations because I really love this time of year.  Everything is bright with all the lights, the houses are all decorated up,  the weather is changing daily (we've already had snow-have you?)  and I just think everyone becomes a little more crafty-making homemade ornaments, cookies, candies--everyones homes has the Christmas smells---well I just LOVE IT!  So I had to make another Christmas card this morning but today I did it using my MDS 2+.  Do you have it?  I love it.  I like mixing and matching stamps with paper or embellishments with ribbon or sayings with other sayings.  With the MDS2Plus it is ALL there.   It is just a fun way to make cards, scrapbook pages-oh and did I say you can add your own pictures and make a scrapbook.  Yes you can.  And when your done you can save it and send it off to be printed.  Without leaving your own home.  It is wonderful.  Check it out here

So much comes with it you can make just about anything.  And the Scrapbooks are beautiful!!!

You can go to my Stampin' Up website to check out MDS 2+ or try it out for 30 days free. 
It's fun, it's beautiful and it's free now for 30 days.
No more paying to make cards you can do it yourself and print them out right at home.  Everything is included.
Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.  I'm here to help you.

I hope you have a very good week.  Let's make this Craft week.  I will keep posting holiday things until January 1st.  Blessings to all of you.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mojo Monday

 Mojo Monday 273

Good morning and happy Christmas Eve, the mojo makers wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Holiday season!  Can you believe we have came to the end of another year?  We are so glad that all of you have played along and support Mojo Monday each and every Monday.  Have fun with this weeks sketch, it was created by Teresa.
To play along, just make a project using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Then leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your Mojo post and not just your blog. 
If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword MOJO273. Verve stamps are NOT required to participate, and you can enter as many times as you want.  As always, if you don't have a particular shape, feel free to substitute.

There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time, but I will close the linking form on Sunday night, December 30 at 8:00pm (Mountain). That way there's no confusion which linky is the current one. If you upload to online galleries, please use keyword/tag MOJO273.
For inspiration using this week's sketch, please visit our design team's blogs, which are the first 5 thumbnails on this week's linky list:

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Friends

I just want to take the time tonight and wish you all a "Very Merry Christmas".  I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow with all your family and friends.  I will not post tomorrow but I will be  praying for all you.  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Petal Cone Die Santa

This was really easy.  I needed something to put candy in for some cute kids in my neighborhood.  So I decided to make a Santa box to put some candy in.

Here is what I used:

Real Red C/S  #102482
Using the Real Red C/s cut 2  using the Petal Cone Bigz die #121810.  Cut the side piece off 1 end and connect them together with red sticky  tape to form a four sided pointed box.
1-WhisperWhite C/S # 100730 petal cone
WhisperWhite C/S  petal cone and then cut out 1 side to make the beard,  cut off the whisper white about 1/3 " from the point. 
Embossed this  with  an embossing folder to make it have some beard like hair.
I use Pink Pirouette C/S #111351 and the ex large oval punch #119859.
Pretty in Pink ink #126955 for the rosy cheek
Using the wing from the bird punch #117191 (cut 2 and emboss) is  his mustache
The circle punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack #118309 are his eyes
The 3/4" circle punch is his nose in Real Red C/S
 The 2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch #118874 is the edging around the face of his hat.  I used Silver Glimmer paper #124005 and the Boho Blossoms punch #119858
On his nose and eyes I used the uni-ball Signo gel pen #105021

This will be a fun gift to give to the kids.  I can't wait to see them tomorrow. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Card for you! Merry Christmas!

Can you believe how fast Christmas has gotten here again.  It seem like when I was young it took forever to get here.  And now every year it comes much quicker.  Although I love this time of year my only wish is that it would be around longer.  I love all the decorations, the lights, all the festivities- everywhere!  The schools, the malls, cookie exchanges, secret santa gifts, family parties,  work parties, cheer parties, almost everyone likes something special at the holidays.  I think we have so much going on that what makes this season go by so fast. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year!  I can't wait to hear about all the special things that happen this time of year.  One of my special things is a friends husband had hip replacement about 10 days ago.  I have been praying that he has a speedy recovery.  Although, i don't know him I do know his wife and daughter and I just know what a blessing it is to see him feel better.  Well last night we were at our schools Basketball game and they came to the game.  He was on his crutches,  had to be very careful around all the people but he came.  He got to see his daughter cheer, his friends got to talk to him and they had a family outing.  I had been praying for him many times a day and after talking to his wife yesterday, I never expected for them to come.  It brought tears to my eyes when I saw them walk in.  And all the praise go to the Lord!  I felt very blessed that God answered my prayers.  Although, I know he has a long road to a full recovery - This was a Christmas Blessing in my life.  I hope you all will have Christmas Blessings in yours!  This is the Card I made for you if you are reading my post.  Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Baskets

This basket was made for Alies Cheer Coach.   She loved it.  I used all my homemade goodies from the Holiday show and then added a few more from the parents.  The kids loved it and so did we.  Then I made one to give to  Craigs boss and this is what she wrote to me: 

 I tried calling you this am to thank you for the best gift basket I have ever received!

It is AWESOME!  I had a ton of fun opening it last night.  Please let Cheryl know how much I like it- she is so talented and does beautiful work.  It was too pretty to open- BUT, I did and enjoyed every bit- the Snowman Soup was a hit with Matthew as was the Snowman Tealight. 

Beautiful touches on every bit.  Thank you, again!  I will also enjoy my new Dawg Sportula.

Merry Christmas!

How nice was that.   So not only can you make individual gifts but you can put them together and make one big unique gift.  Try it  someone will love receiving such a touch friendly gift for everyone in the family.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Over 300 new Clearance Rack Items for Sale

 Check out the Clearance Rack today for paper, stamps, dies for you Big Shot, ink pads, ribbon, oh my there is so many things on there I just can't mention them all.  Check it out and see what deals you can get not only for yourself but maybe Christmas presents or stocking stuffers.  I love saving money!
And if you’ve never shopped the Clearance Rack before, now is the time to check it out! We’ve added over 300 new items to the Clearance Rack with discounts up to 80 percent off retail—but only while supplies last.
So head on over to my Online Store and see what we’ve got waiting for you—you’ll find all kinds of embellishments, like buttons, ribbons, and brads—as well as Designer Series Paper, cardstock, stamp pads, punches, and dies.
And for the first time ever, we’re offering stamp sets—both wood- and clear-mount—with discounts up to 40 percent!
Visit my Online Store now to see all that’s waiting for you in our Clearance Rack Blitz

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merry Christmas Mice

Merry Christmas from the Mice.  I found these round York peppermint candy at Walmart. When I got them home I couldn't decide what  I was going to do with them.  So I went to bed and the next morning I knew they would make great little mice.  But not just any mice--They were going to be Christmas mice.  So I made Santa hats.  Some of the hats stand up and others I made to flop down.  And honestly the are just adorable.  I took them to Mrs. Turners restaurant and she wants more already. Now I went back to get more and I found round (flat bottoms) chocolate covered cherries.  Another idea.   I am sure they are going to be adorable too.  Well,  maybe another post later.  I need to get going making more thing for the restaurant. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tree & Ornament Card

Well,  you know when your suppose to be doing something and you just can't get into it-well that is how I am feeling today.  But I am having no problem crafting.  HaHa  So I guess I will post my newest card.  I was going to wait til tomorrow but .....I got more.  This card is made with Gumball Green C/S  #126840 and Gumball Green ink for the trees  #126861 & refill #126855. This is one of the 2013-14 in colors.   I also used Pretty in Pink ink #126955 and Real Red ink #126949.  The card is on Whisper White C/S #100730.  I stamped and then punched out the trees and ornaments with the Merry Minis Punch Pack in the Holiday Mini catalog #126882  $16.95.  And yes you get 3 mini stamps and put it with the stamp set you get all kind of different trees and ornaments.  The punches are one of the things that are still available when the Holiday mini catalog ends.  On page 36 of the new Spring catalog there is a list of the carry over items.  If you need a new Spring Catalog email with your name & address, etc and I will send you out a new catalog that will start on January 3, 2014.  I will begin the new classes in January and I will be posting them soon.  Hope you enjoyed this card.  This was an easy card to make so if you havent gotten you Holiday cards started-maybe try this one.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hershey's Christmas Trees

I love Hershey's kisses.  And they are PERFECT in this little tree.  9 kisses fit perfectly.  The trunk is Hershey's nuggets.  Everything is tight fitting so no back was needed.  And on the front a couple of snowflakes, a bow, and Merry Christmas-well just perfect to put on your bosses desk or a friend, teacher or just about anyone you are thinking about this holiday season.  Let me know if you want the directions.  Quick and easy.  I did this at my daughters Christmas party last week.  The girls all loved making them and then they got to eat them.  Perfect!  Thanks for looking. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Punch Cards

Hi Everyone!
Well I have finished it!  My punch cards will be coming out this week.  For all of you who have ordered from me since the show in October I will be putting yours in the mail this week.  And for anyone who orders from me after that I will put one in the mail the week of your order.  Here is how it works.

       *  For each $25.00 order (before s & h) you will earn a Petal flower (petal flowers cannot be combined with another order)  Mark through you petal flower and when you fill up the card-email me
  • When you have earned 12 petal flowers, you will have earned a FREE STAMP SET or product valued up to $30.00 (your choice and mailed directly to you)
  • each $50.00 order (before s & h & tax) will get your name into the monthly drawing
  • A Thank you card, handmade by me, will be  mailed to you
  • You will be also be added to my mailing list for mini catalogs
  • Order each of the 3 months prior to the new BIG IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG – I will mail you a free catalog
  • For every $50.00 you spend before (s & h) you will be entered into the: Something 4 everyone" drawing.  The drawings will be the 1st Friday of every other month (beginning in January).  So the lst drawing will be February 1, 2013.   I will contact you by  phone  if you are the winner for the month.   I will also post winners  on my blog.

Collect 12 petal flowers, and earn $30.00 in free STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT – of your choice!..

This is my way of saying- THANK YOU  and letting you know how much I appreciate you choosing me as your Demonstrator.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Stampin' Up Gift Exchange

Remember the gift exchange I was going to.  This is my gift I received.  Isn't it just the cutest thing.  I love it.  The picture just doesn't do it justice.  But I wanted to show you anyways.  We had such a fun time today at our Stampin' Up Christmas party.  We got to do alot of talking-(which I'm sure you know that doesn't usually happen-hahahaha)  So much good food-a taco chili bake, salad, the best scones, a yummy egg thing, chicken,  and much more.  Oh, and a birthday cake for one of the ladies who is having her birthday today.  Chocolate cake -well what more could we ask for.  The gift exchange was so much fun.  Well, you saw my exchange. Remember the Santa plate-the one I posted a picture of and didn't think anyone would see it.  WELL,  I was wrong.  Luckily, she didn't make my plate. (Wouldn't that have been something if she would have made it) I will never do that again.  Next year I will wait til the party is over before I post it.  Anyways,  Thanks for the fun day Terry.  I had a great time!  And I hope you enjoy seeing this gift. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree......  you know this song.  I had this song stuck in my head today so I made it into a card.  Perfect to use the Scentsational Season Framelits Dies again.  (#127814 in the Holiday Mini- pg 16.    If you get the bundle you can stamp and cut without much work.  Wood Mount bundle  #129945  $36.95  or Clear mount # 129946  $32.95  pg 16 Holiday Mini.   I love this card and it is a very simple card to make if you are having to make alot.  Paper, ribbon and ink are all in Gumball Green #126840 & Whisper White #100730  with the  little star in Summer Starfruit #126839.   One of the new in-colors for 2012-13.  It is a great color for Christmas.   Remember, the new mini catalog will be coming out in January.  If there is something in the Holiday Mini you would like remember to get it before Jan 2. You're going to love the new mini catalog.
If you would like me to send you the  new Mini Catalog send me a note so I can send one to you.   If you would like to be on my mailing list for specials, classes and special invitations to events  and instructions for special things I make - add a note and let me know.  I would love to add you to my mailing list.    The new mini has so many new fun things-I'm sure your going to love it too.  I do. 
Send me  your Name, Address, City & Zip to my email and I will add you.    Hope you enjoyed this as much as I enjoyed making it. Let me know what you thing.
Thanks for looking &
 Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Let me know if you are interested in joining my team.  I'd love to talk to you and tell you all about the benefits of  joining.  Not only do you make money-you have fun doing it too. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Santa Plate decoration

Well,  I started off today cleaning my craft room.  Instead I started making this cute Santa Charger plate.  I am going to a Stampin' Up party this weekend and I needed a gift for a gift exchange.  I already made one but I have now decided I may take this one instead.  It turned out really cute.  Let me know if you like it or if you would like directions on what I did to make this.  I would be happy to share. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Christmas bundles for gift giving....Cute Cute Cute

Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Tree class CLASS FULL Thanks for looking

When:  Sunday December 2, 2012

Time:  2-4:30

RSVP by Friday Nov 30th

Finally I have scheduled a class to make this Christmas Tree,  I know that Dec is a busy month for all of us so we will be making this tree and 1 other project.(a surprise project)  I am  ordering a Stampin' Up  Designer  paper for each of you.  There is 12 pieces of double sided paper in each pac.  We will use 6 pieces of paper for this one tree leaving the other 6 pieces for you to take home and use on another tree or another project of your choice. I will cut and score most of the paper -just leaving you a little to score.  I will also send home my directions to make another tree.  Please call to RSVP.  Class limited to  5  people.

I LOVE my Big Shot

Hi,  For those of you who are not quite sure about the Big Shot and all it can do, I have added some info you might like to read.  I know because I was one of those people who didn't get the Big Shot for a long time because I really wasn't sure if I'd use it and then that meant I had to learn something new.  (and I was kinda afraid of buying something that would just sit there and I would never use it--I'm sure some of you know what I am talking about-hehe)  I finally did buy it and it is by far the best thing I have ever bought. And yes-I use it on almost everything I make.  So here is some info about the Big Shot you may or may not know.  And if you are sitting on the fence I hope this will help you make your decision.  Christmas is coming and what a great Christmas gift it would be.  Thanks listening to me jabber  I just really do love this machine. 

 The Big Shot is a sturdy manual die cutting machine used to die cut materials for use on crafts, home décor projects, and even clothing--it's a big deal! You'll love what the Big Shot machine, a six-time winner of Creating Keepsakes Reader's Choice Award for best die cutting equipment and dies, can do for you. From sewing to quilting to home décor, the Big Shot is the perfect tool for many types of craftingThe Big Shot works with ALL competitive dies, and the steel rule dies can cut through an impressive list of 50 different materials, including fabric, foil, and chipboard.

With the Big Shot machine you'll be able to cut and score 3-D items in seconds, and the projects will be ready for you or your friends to enjoy. Or create embellishments for cards, scrapbook pages, or any other type of project by cutting multiple images at once.

It's important to note that there are different types of dies.
  • Originals, Bigz, Bigz L, and Bigz XL dies. These steel ruled dies cut through virtually any material and multiple sheets of card stock and Designer Series paper.
  • Sizzlits dies. These dies are small and detailed, often creating scored or perforated details. These dies cut through thin materials, and multiple sheets are not recommended.

Friday, November 23, 2012

It's Christmas

It's CHRISTMAS in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
Well,  I can't believe Thanksgiving is over.  Now we start gearing up for my favorite holiday-CHRISTMAS!  I love all the decorations, Glitz and Glam, all the people out getting all the deals and that's how we felt last night when we went out shopping for Black Friday.  Everything all decorated up for Christmas and everyone wearing there Christmas clothes, hats, & scarfs.  It was fun.  But today I am paying for it.  I'm so  tired it' is hard for me to get motivated today.    So this that being said- here is an easier Christmas card that really didn't take alot of time to make.  So if your making alot or even a little you can get the job done in a Jiffy. (just don't stay out all night before hand) hehe

Whisper White c/s #100730
Cherry Cobbler c/s # 119685 & ink pad  #126966
Gumball Green c/s #126840
Bashful blue ink pad  #126960
Heart of Christmas stamp  (w)only #12129  $8.95 (pg 15 holiday mini catalog)
Mixed Medley  (hostess set in holiday mini pg 39)  #128054 (w) or #128057 (c)
Scallop Edge Border punch  #119882  $15.95 pg 183
3/4 " circle punch  #119873 pg 184
1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch  #127811 $15.95 (in holiday mini pg 7) 
Big Shot #113439  $99.95
Stampin' Trimmer  #126889 pg 180
retired snowflake embossing folder
Stampin' Dimemsionals  #104430 $3.95  pg 177
Snail Adhesive  #104332 $6.95 or refill #104331  $4.50  pg 177

Run your Whisper White cardstock thru an embossing folder.  (Pg 189 in the big catalog has lots of embossing folders to choose from -Petals-a-Plenty makes a nice Christmas folder)  I stamped the Heart of Christmas stamp on Whisper white and then cut around it to the desired size I wanted.  Placed my saying on top of some Gumball green and cut that out.  Punched out a scalloped edge using the Cherry Cobbler c/s. Used dimensionals to adhere saying to card.   Using Gumball Green I cut out a piece of paper 4 1/4 x 2  measured in almost an inch from the edge of the paper and in the middle of the paper marked a dot.  Cut in from the edge to the dot on both sides of paper.  To make the top one I layed the Cherry Cobbler paper on top of the Gumball Green and marked a dot in the middle .  And cut it out the same as the top piece.
Stamped the snowflake stamp with Bashful Blue ink and used the 1 1/4 scalloped punch.  Stamped the Merry Christmas with Cherry Cobbler ink punched it out with the 3/4 " circle punch.  Used a dimensional to adhere to the top of the snowflake.
Hope you enjoyed this card.  Pretty and easy to make.
Remember to check out the sale items below for some great discounts going on until Nov 28th.  Stamps, punches, paper, embellishments, etc.  Stock up and get as many as you would like for Christmas presents or stocking stuffers.

If I can help you in any way please call or shoot me an email.

If you would like to order from my online Stampin' Up Store you can go to- 

Thanks for looking.  Leave me a comment to let me know how you like it.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

HO HO HO Merry Christmas

Isn't this a cute Santa card.  I was on the Internet and I saw something like this but when I went back to look at it again I couldn't find it.  So I made it my own way.  Just loved the way it turned out.  And
I think Santa would like it too :)
His suit is made in Real Red c/s #102482.  I used Basic Black c/s #121045  belt and buttons.  The buttons I used the Buttons # 5 Sizzlits #113440-$4.95 page 191 on the big catalog.  His mustache & beard is made with Whisper white c/s # 100730-$6.95 for 40 sheets.  I used the wing on the Bird Builder punch #117191-$16.95 for his mustache and the Apothecary Accent Framelits in the big catalog pg 191- #127003- $24.95 for his beard.  His nose is out of Real Red c/s and his mouth is Pretty in Pink c/s but you could use Whisper White and just color it with any pink you already have.  Both were cut with the 1/2"circle punch pg 184(big book) $5.95 #119869.  I also used the snowflake embossing folder for his suit and belt.  His belt buckle is Silver Glimmer Paper pg 160 (big catalog) $4.95-#124005.  The shape was made with the 1 1/4" square punch-pg 183(big catalog) $15.95-#119065 and the smaller square is 1' Square punch-pg 183 $15.95 #124094.  (punch the smaller square first and the larger on last.  That way you can see how much paper you have on all the sides).
Remember, to use the Framelits, dies or embossing folders you must have a die cutting machine like our Big shot.  You can emboss or cut with any dies you get. 
                             Pg 186(big catalog)  #113439  $99.95

Hope you enjoyed this card.  It was alot of fun to make and I have gotten alot of good comments from those who I've showed the card.  I'd love to hear your thoughts too.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

What's more happy than Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer.   I love the reindeer from the Joyous Celebrations stamp set  (#128066-$22.95-w or 128069 -$15.95-c) in the Holiday Mini catalog.  The saying is from More Merry Messages in the big catalog(#126400-$24.71-w or #126402-$18.71-c). It is also one of the stamp sets on sale right now from the HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA.  I also used the Big Shot Textured Embossing folder- #127820 Holiday Frame - $7.95.
Whisper White Cardstock  #100730
Soft Suede c/s #115318
Cherry Cobbler c/s  #119685
Old Olive c/s  #100702
Chocolate Chip Stamp pad  #126979
Cherry Cobbler Stamp pad  #126966
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585 ---for his nose
Hope you enjoyed this card.
 Remember to check out Stampin' Up's  Holiday Extravaganza sale going on right now Nov 19-28th. You can see the sale items in the blog below.  More Merry Messages are on sale right now.
Blessings  and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Today Get yours while supply last----SOLD OUT

I am so excited to be able to show you this new  Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine!

Do you love the look of texture on your paper crafting projects?  Looking for holiday gifts for the crafter in your life or maybe even YOU?   If so, check out this limited time offer!

Stampin' Up! is offering a test run of the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. We have 4,000 available to be sold...This is an only while supplies last item
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Please read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique.

Texture Boutique Bundle 132700
Price: $39.95
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder--buy as a bundle and save. The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.
This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Comes with 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim.

We are lucky to have the chance to purchase this.  Since Stampin' Up pairs up with Sizzix they gave us this great offer.   Let me know if I can help you in any way.  

I hope you will enjoy this.  (I'm sure I'm going to :)

NEW from Stampin' Up "Talking Tags"

 Send a message to someone special by using Stampin' Up's new talking tags.  Easy to use and fun!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Ornament Class

I will be having 2 more Holiday Ornament Classes.  I will post the dates tonite.  If your interested let me know.  The first two classes filled up quickly so don't be left out.  Only 4 people per class.  Check back tomorrow for the dates.  The class was fun!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Tree

This Christmas tree I made using the Simply Scored Tool  # 122334.  I was playing around last night  wanting to make some Christmas Decorations and this is what I came up with.  I will put the instructions on this tree later on today so you can make it for a gift or one of your decorations.  Let me know if I can be of any help to you with this.  It was not hard after I figured out the measurements.  Anyone interested in the instructions?  Let me know.   And I will post them.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday Ornament Class

Hi Everyone,
I posted the first Ornament Class.  It is on my Stampin' Up Website.

More classes to follow.

Any questions email me at (just paste it in your browser)
or call me
at 253-987-7147

Thank you!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Tacoma Holiday Show

Hi Everyone!
Holiday Show items are on the website.  I will try to finish by Sunday.  
Thanks everyone for all your support.  You guys are GREAT!
Thank you!  

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New Demonstrator Promotion

INK-redible New Demonstrator Promotion

From 1 November through 16 December, when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, you'll get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads*-a $49.95 value!
Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already affords you so many benefits:
  • A twenty percent product discount!
  • A subscription to Stampin' Up!'s exclusive demonstrator magazine!
  • Eligibility to attend Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only events!
  • Access to Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator community, where you can interact with thousands of demonstrators around the world and find tens of thousands of project ideas!
Don't let this INK-credible opportunity pass you by! Contact your demonstrator to get started today.

*Neutrals Collection not eligible

The New Stampin' Trimmer

I am so excited to tell you the new paper trimmer is here and today you can order it.

Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!

 Stampin' Trimmer  
                      Check it out here and watch the video Stampin' Up has to help us.
                                                                     Your going to love it!  

                           The New Trimmers Features
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95
  • Make sure to check out the new paper trimmer....You're going to love it! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Scrunchy Flowers

Hi Everyone, 
I had alot of questions on how I made some of my flowers.  I am going to share how to do one of my favorites.  My scrunchy flower looks hard but the hardest thing about it is waiting for it to dry.  First, 
scrunched flowers
punch or use your big shot and cut 6 of your favorite flowers.  I lay them out on top of a baby wipe.  Take your water bottle and spray them with water to break down the paper.  Then turn it over and do it to the back side.  When your done start scrunching up the flowers.  Be careful not to tear them.  After your done scrunching,  take each flower and put a small hole in the center so you can place a brad through it to hold it together.  The bigger the flower the bigger the brad.  While still wet place each flower on the brad and when you are done scrunch the flowers up again.  If you like the way it looks you can leave it or if you want to fluff it some do it now.  Spray it with Shimmer Paint now before it dries or you will have to wait again.  Let it sit and when it dries it will look exactly like it does now except dried and ready to use.  Hope you enjoyed these Scrunchy flowers. 

Brad in middle laying upside down
Completed Scrunchy flower

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tacomo Holiday Show items

Hi Everyone,

I have had alot of emails today about the items I had at the show.  I am trying to get them all on my    website.  I will hopefully have most of them on in just a couple days.  Sooner rather than later.  Any questions just send me an email I will get back to you as quickly as possible.  Thanks again for such and amazing 5 days.  I enjoyed so much getting to me so me of my bloggers and some new friends as well.  You were amazing and I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You are all such special people!  Thanks again!

Mojo Monday October 22, 2012

Here we go Girls,  MOJO Monday once again  for the week of October 22, 2012

I will post my card as soon as I can fit into my craft room ( and I am working on it). 

Mojo Monday 264

Good morning mojo friends, it is mojo time...woohoo!  I hope you like this weeks sketch, it is one of mine designs.  The mojo makers have brought some amazing inspiration today, be sure to check it out.  We cannot wait to see what you create!

To play along, just make a project using the provided sketch and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Then leave a link to your project using the linky widget at the bottom of this post. Please use a direct link to your Mojo post and not just your blog. 

If you upload to online galleries, please also use tag/keyword MOJO264. Verve stamps are NOT required to participate, and you can enter as many times as you want.  As always, if you don't have a particular shape, feel free to substitute.
There is no time limit - you can always play any week at any time, but I will close the linking form on Sunday night, October 28 at 8:00pm (Mountain). That way there's no confusion which linky is the current one. If you upload to online galleries, please use keyword/tag MOJO264.

Tacoma Holiday Show

Hi Everyone! I want to start off letting you know how glad I was to meet you all!  I feel privileged to have gotten to meet so many nice people!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  We had so many things to sell and because of you.....I didn't have many to bring back home.  THANK YOU.  I had so much fun and Gramma had fun also.  What a big help she was.  I am totally blessed to have her help me.  THANK YOU GRAMMA!  YOU ALL ROCK!!!  THANKS AGAIN.
I will be posting to my blog a little bit later today.  
THANKS again it was wonderful meeting you all!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tacoma Holiday Show Oct 17-21

Tacoma Holiday Show is going on right now thru Sunday.  Come down and check it out.  Look for me. I have been very busy.  This is alot of fun especially seeing all you and getting to meet the people that have been following my blog.  After Sunday I will put my show items on my website and my blog.  Check out next week for all the upcoming classes.  Ornament class is one of them :)  See you there :)  Thanks Everyone!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

A Flower in a pot

Hi everyone!
I'm sorry I haven't been posting. Thanks for all the emails  I love to hear from you.   I have been getting ready for the Holiday Show at the Tacoma Dome.  I have been so busy I haven't been on the computer much.
Last night I started this big flower.  And today I finished it.  Well,  it is not exactly finished but I thought since I have been getting so many emails I had better show you I have been making some things.  So I will try to post something everyday I will have at the Holiday show.  (remember I said I will try)   This flower I made with my Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die from Stampin' Up.  I love it.  You can make so many things other than just flowers.  And you can make them as large as you want.  So I die makes so many things for all kinds of occasions.  The bow in the middle I made with some scraps I have been saving then I added some tulle and a  pulled flower, a button, and some leafs on my green stem that I painted to match my favorite color-lucky limeade and --well as you can see it made a very large beautiful flower.  So now I am off to finish some more.  I will post them when I am done.  Thanks for looking and I will hopefully see you
October 17-23 at the Tacoma Dome.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Stepper Box w/compartments

Completed Box
Staired stepped compartments

Stepper Box

I was jumping around this morning on the internet and came upon this cute little box by Kirsteen Gill.  So I decided to give it a try.  I love it.  It measures about 7" tall x 2 1/2" wide.  The lid keeps this cute little box together.  I did change a few things but if you know me......well that's what I do.  But it is still cute as a button.  And would make a lovely gifts for someone to put some little trinket gifts in and sit on a desk or table.   I am thinking about a class on this one.  I think everyone would enjoy this class.  Let me know if your interested.  And I will be adding this class to my Stampin' Up website.  


Thanks for looking

Inside box w/lid

Lid to box